The Folkston Police Department released the following incident reports from October 30 through December 19, 2020.

   On October 30, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 2019 Dodge Journey for speeding.  Officer Garvin met the offender, Theadora Marie Rogers of Jacksonville, FL, and after running her information through GCIC it was revealed that her license was cancelled on May 4, 2020 for failure to complete substance abuse treatment.  Rogers was placed under arrest for the charges of license driving while license suspended/revoked and speeding.  She was transported to the jail and turned over to the jailor on duty.  This case is closed.

   November 1, Officer Wyatt Garvin was dispatched in reference to a disturbance.  While enroute, dispatch advised that the offender, Diane Karrielee Newham of Lake City, FL, was leaving in a Nissan Pathfinder.  Officer Garvin located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.  His investigation led to Newham’s attempting to have a physical altercation and cursing the complainant.  Newham was placed under arrest, transported to the jail where she was issued a citation for disorderly conduct, and turned over to the jailor on duty.

   November 1, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder for not having its headlights/taillights on during hours of darkness.  Officer Garvin met the offender, Adrian Latrail Gantt of Jacksonville, FL, and after running his information through GCIC it was revealed that his license was suspended on October 9, 2020 for a non-judgment suspension.  In addition to this, Gantt was unable to provide proof of insurance and stated that he had not paid his insurance in several months.  Gantt was placed under arrest for the charges of license driving while license suspended/revokes, no insurance, and lighted headlights/other lights required.  He was transported to the jail where he was interviewed, and turned over to the jailor on duty.

   November 7, Officer Daniel Lightsey conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Ford F150 for having the driverside headlight out.  A check of the driver’s, Tyler Sean Wirth of Jacksonville, FL, information through GCIC revealed that his license was suspended on August 20, 2020 for a non-judgmental suspension.  Wirth was taken into custody, transported to the jail where he was issued citations for license driving while license suspended/revoked and driving unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle.  He was turned over to the jailor on duty.  This case is closed.

   November 11, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 1999 Mazda SE pickup for multiple brake lights not illuminating.  Officer Garvin met the offender, Robert Daniel Popwell of Sanderson, FL, and after running his information as well as the vehicle’s information through GCIC it was revealed that the license plate belonged to a 2003 Dodge pickup.  Insurance information was requested from Popwell, and he admitted that he did not have insurance on the vehicle.   Popwell was placed under arrest and secured in Officer Garvin’s patrol car.  During an impound inventory, marijuana, as well as, oxycodone was located within the vehicle.  The oxycodone was not in its original container and a prescription was unable to be located.  The vehicle was towed from the scene by Seldomridge.  Popwell was transported to the jail and interviewed, and turned over to the jailor on duty.  Warrants were secured in this matter for VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana), possession of a schedule II controlled substance, drugs to be kept in original container, tags alteration/improper plates/registration, no insurance, and driving unsafe/improperly equipped vehicle.

   November 12, Officer Daniel Lightsey was dispatched in reference to a dispute.  After Officer Lightsey’s investigation, the offender, Caleb Dalton Chance McClinton of Hilliard, FL, was taken into custody for the charges of battery (simple) and criminal trespass warning.  McClinton was transported to the jail where he was read the Miranda Warning/Constitutional Rights, interviewed, and turned over to the jailor on duty.  Warrants were secured in this matter.  This case is closed.

   November 15, Officer Gary Rhoden observed a 2000 Dodge Caravan appear to have an expired tag.  While running the information through GCIC the vehicle pulled into the Sunoco gas station.  The vehicle’s registration came back expired on November 9, 2018 and cancelled through GCIC.  Officer Rhoden’s investigation led to the vehicle returning to the roadway and a traffic stop was made.  GCIC revealed that the vehicle had no insurance, which the offender, Timothy Deontae Lewis of McRae, GA, confirmed and that he was unlicensed through Georgia.  Lewis was placed under arrest, transported to the jail where he was charged with operating vehicle without valid tag/decal, license driving while unlicensed or expired, and no insurance.  He was turned over to the jailor on duty.  Seldomridge towed the vehicle.  This case is closed.   

   November 29, Officer Wyatt Garvin arrested Maranda Dee Crews of Folkston, for DUI – alcohol less safe and no brake lights or working turn signals on a 2011 KIA Forte EX.  Crews was turned over to State Trooper Justin Jones.

   December 1, Officer Jason Rifenbark responded to a call in reference to the offender, Tiana Marie Smith of Belleview, FL, damaging motel property at the Relax Inn.  Officer Rifenbark met the complainant and owner of the motel.  Investigation revealed that Smith damaged a $500.00 Sharp brand 65” flatscreen TV and a $30.00 floor lamp while she occupied room #117.  Total value of damaged items was $530.00.  Smith was taken into custody, transported to the Sheriff’s Office where she was turned over to the jailor on duty.  A hold was placed for the charge of damage to property – business 2nd degree.

   December 12, Officer Wyatt Garvin was dispatched to assist Georgia State Patrol with a traffic stop.  While there, Office Garvin located a small baggy of marijuana.  The offender, Travis Omar Story of Waycross, GA, stated that the marijuana belonged to him and the substance was positively identified as marijuana and not hemp.  Story was placed under arrest for the charge of VGCSA less than one ounce (marijuana), transported to the jail where he was issued a citation, interviewed, and turned over to the jailor on duty.  This case is closed.

   December 16, Officer Gary Rhoden was dispatched to Pine Point Apartments in reference to harassment.  His investigation revealed that the offender, Eric Quintel Belton of Nahunta, GA, was served a criminal trespass warning on March 20, 2016 by Sgt. Rifenbark, for the same location.  Belton was placed under arrest, transported to the jail where he was interviewed, charged with criminal trespass, and also serviced with a criminal trespass warning for AJM Packaging.  Belton was turned over to the jailor on duty.  Also offender, Jessica Renee Tarver of Jacksonville, FL, was served with a criminal trespass warning to Pine Point Apartments per management.  This case is closed.

   December 18, the Folkston Police Department received a complaint in reference to the offender, Samuel Edwin Dasher, showing his buttocks to a caravan of vehicles in support of a political candidate.  The incident was captured on video.  The investigation resulted in Dasher being taken into custody for the charge of public indecency.  Dasher was turned over to the jailor on duty.  This case is closed.

   December 19, Officer Wyatt Garvin conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Chevrolet Impala for failing to maintain its lane.  He met the offender, Eddie James Green of St. George, and observed indicators, as well as, open containers inside of the vehicle.  Officer Garvin’s investigation led to Green being placed under arrest for DUI.  During observation of an open container, it was apparent that the beer can had been used as a smoking device and had marijuana on it.  A search of the vehicle resulted in additional charges for the driver for marijuana possession and possession of drug related objects.  Green was transported to the jail where he consented to state administered breath testing.  He was also interviewed, issued citations for failure to maintain lane, DUI-alcohol, open container, possession of drug related objects, and possession of marijuana (one ounce of less), and then turned over to the jailor on duty.